Missing Karina Michelle Gaitan new case information posted as of May 15th 2020

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Missing Karina Michelle Gaitan

Top Row and Bottom Left: Karina, approximate date 1998;
Bottom Right: Age-progression to age 24 (approximate date 2008)

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

Missing Since: July 18, 1998 from San Antonio, Texas

Type: Endangered Missing

Date of Birth: October 2, 1984 Age at disappearance: 13 years old

Weight and Height: 5'6, 160 pounds

Distinguishing Characteristics: Hispanic female. Brown hair, brown eyes. Karina may wear purple-tinted contact lenses or eyeglasses with tortoiseshell frames and brown or yellow lenses. At the time of her disappearance, her hair is styled in bangs and her fingernails and toenails were painted. She has a cross-shaped burn scar on her right hand between her thumb and forefinger. Karina's nickname is Twiggy. She wears a shoe size 6 or 7. Clothing/Jewelry Description: A black mid-calf length t-shirt dress with pearl buttons on the front and cap sleeves, a black skirt or pair of wind shorts with white stripes on the side, and black slip-on Reebok beach sandals with white lettering.

Details of disappearance and psychic work by Brian Ladd (login to view entire case as of May 2020)


Karina was last seen at approximately 1:00 a.m. on July 18, 1998 in her hometown of San Antonio, Texas. She was at Las Brisas Apartments on Blanco Road and Vista View at the time. She apparently sneaked out of the house in the middle of the night to meet friends at a nearby apartment complex, but they stated she never showed up. She has never been heard from again.
Karina did not take her purse or other personal belongings, and she left the front door unlocked, suggesting she planned to come home within a short time. Karina never returned, however. She was a student at Eisenhower Middle School in 1998, and lived with her mother and older brother. Her mother stated she had no history of running away and, at the time of her disappearance, she was excited about an upcoming family vacation.
Some agencies classify Karina's disappearance a runaway case, but the circumstances of her disappearance are unclear and foul play is possible.